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PEPFAR Guidance for Orphans and Vulnerable Children Programming

The purpose of this guidance is to help PEPFAR country teams and implementing partners develop country operational plans (COPs) and design programs that support vulnerable children in their contexts, align with known best practice, and incorporate potential innovation.

Implementation of a Mental Health Care Package for Children in Areas of Armed Conflict: Case Study from Burundi, Indonesia, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Sudan

Systematic reviews of child focused psychosocial and mental health interventions have identified the large gaps that can exist in this field between research and practice, particularly the limited evidence base for some interventions offered in settings affected by conflict and violence.

Protecting Children Affected by HIV Against Abuse, Exploitation, Violence, and Neglect

This document is intended to explore strategies to protect orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) who were made so by HIV from abuse, exploitation, violence, and neglect. It draws from lessons learned by OVC program managers, designers, and policy developers—particularly those associated with the...

United States Government Action Plan on Children in Adversity - A Framework for International Assistance- 2012–2017

Developed in coordination with seven U.S. Government departments and agencies — the Departments of Agriculture, Defense, Health and Human Services, Labor, and State, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and Peace Corps— the goal of the U.S. Government Action Plan on Children in Adversity...

Synthesis Report on New Regional Evidence of Scaling Up National Responses to Children Affected by AIDS

This synthesis discussion paper is part of a study commissioned by UNICEF to document the evolution of national responses for children affected by HIV and AIDS (CABA) and the lessons learned in addressing the challenges to scaling up services for them.

The Role of Social Work in Juvenile Justice

This UNICEF paper is designed to pinpoint the main activities and tasks that should be undertaken by social work professionals within the overall juvenile justice framework. To do so, the paper first briefly reviews experience of social work in the Central and Eastern European/Commonwealth of...

An Assessment of the Public Sector Social Service Workforce in Ethiopia

This document presents results from an assessment that was conducted in 2013 to better understand the current status of the public sector social service workforce in Ethiopia.  The assessment process entailed gathering basic information from six selected regions, documenting common social services...

Child Protection Systems: Mapping and Assessing Eastern and Southern Africa

This report outlines the global context that ESAR is operating in with respect to child protection, highlights the programming that has been undertaken to date on child protection systems, outlines lessons learned from the support being provided by Maestral International to map and assess child...

Protecting Children in Malawi: A report on the major findings of the mapping and assessment

This report is on the mapping and assessment of the child protection system that was undertaken by the Government of Malawi. UNICEF and the other United Nations agencies are committed to supporting the Government of Malawi in achieving its goals stated in the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy...

Report of the Mapping and Analysis of Ghana’s Child Protection System

The objective of this child protection systems mapping and analysis is to provide stakeholders with a descriptive profile of their existing system, and an initial assessment of its contextual appropriateness and relevance to the populations being served.

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